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A Rose Shaped Bundt Cake That’s Tasty and Pretty

rose shaped Bundt cake with powdered sugar

Rose Shaped Bundt Cake

Bundt cakes are such a classic dessert. And there are so many different
gorgeous shaped Bundt cake pans
you can use to make them look like a work of art. Just don’t tell anyone how
easy it is and they’ll think you’re a baking genius. 😉

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Bundt cake made in rose-shaped pan

Today I’m sharing a beautiful but basic rose shaped Bundt cake recipe as part
of the February Thrifty Style Team challenge, hosted by my friend
Julie at Redhead Can Decorate. It’s not our typical challenge, but we’re all sharing recipes to help you
celebrate Valentine’s day this month! Scroll to the bottom of the post to see
them all.

For my recipe, I wanted to make something that was simple to make but looked
like a special occasion dessert. The secret is to use a specially shaped pan
and a bit of powdered sugar.

pound cake made into a rose shape with a Bundt pan

rose-shaped bundt cake pan
that I used was one that I found at a yard sale a few years ago. So this does
actually fit into our typical Thrifty Style Team parameters. The pan I found
looked like it had never been used. 

rose shaped cake made with Bundt pan and sprinkled with powdered sugar

Anyway, I thought about making a red velvet cake. It would have been gorgeous
baked in this pan.

For my original, favorite pecan pie recipe, go here:
Salty Caramel Pecan Pie

powdered sugar sprinkled on a rose shaped Bundt cake

But I decided to go with a basic pound cake recipe. I looked at several and
ended up using one I found on the
Taste of Home
website. The baker used a basic Bundt cake pan, but I wanted to take it up a
notch from that.
FYI, Bundt cake pans can be used with any cake mix or basic recipe. The printable recipe for this cake is at the bottom of this post.

Here’s my husband’s favorite cookie recipe:
Old fashioned peanut butter cookies

rose shaped Bundt cake sprinkled with powdered sugar

This recipe calls for a few basic ingredients plus buttermilk, which is a
southern staple. If you don’t have buttermilk in your refrigerator you can
easily make it. Here’s how:

How to make buttermilk

You’ll need either whole milk or 2% milk and white vinegar or lemon juice. To
1 cup of milk, add 1 tablespoon of the lemon juice or vinegar and stir. The
vinegar and lemon juice are both acidic and will curdle the milk slightly,
which is basically all that buttermilk is.
How easy is that?

bundt cake made with a rose-shaped pan and sprinkled with powdered sugar

The buttermilk makes the cake very moist and binds everything together in the

powdered sugar sprinkled on a rose shaped Bundt cake

As a finishing touch, sprinkle powdered sugar over the cooled cake with a
sugar shaker. It accentuates all of the rose petals and gives it an extra special look.
The full recipe is at the bottom of the page.

If you like peaches you’ll love this recipe: 
Homemade Peach Ice Cream

pound cake made into a rose shape and sprinkled with powdered sugar

Plus it helps hide any flaws in the cake. The center part of mine stuck to the
pan slightly, but the powdered sugar disguised it well. (I strongly recommend
Bakers’ Joy spray
in one of these pans)

So was it a hit with the family? YES! I served it to my husband, youngest
daughter, and her boyfriend, and they all loved it! It was moist and

Best places to buy a shaped
Bundt cake pan

Sometimes you can find them on
eBay. And I also found one like I used here:

Rose Shaped Bundt Cake Pan

Sale – Rose Shaped Bundt Pan

See lots of interesting shaped Bundt cake pans and more of my favorite baking
tools here: Not your mama’s Bundt cake pans

rose shaped pound cake sprinkled with powdered sugar

Here are all of this month’s amazing recipes:

Redhead Can Decorate – Great Grandma’s Heart Cutout Cookies from Scratch

DIY Beautify – Yummy Chocolate Chip Meringue Kisses

2 Bees In A Pod – Easy Ice Cream Sandwiches

Postcards From The Ridge – Rose Shaped Buttermilk Bundt Cake

The How To Home – Chocolate Peanut Butter Mini Pies

The Tattered Pew – Valentine’s Day Dessert Charcuterie Board

Sweet Pea – The Best Homemade Triple Chocolate Brownies

What Meegan Makes – Valentine Candy Filled Surprise Cookies

Cottage At The Crossroads – Low Carb Strawberry Fluff

Lora B. Create & Ponder – Delicious Dessert Crepes

White Arrows Home – Cherry Chocolate Pretzel Ice Cream Cake

Our Crafty Mom – Heart-Shaped Red Velvet Cake Batter Fudge

Yield: 20

Author: Angie @ Postcards from the Ridge

Rose Shaped Bundt Cake

Rose Shaped Bundt Cake

This classic Bundt cake will be a favorite and looks so pretty when
baked in a shaped pan.

Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 70 MinTotal time: 1 H & 19 M


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • Powdered Sugar (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 325.
  2. Grease and flour a 10 inch Bundt pan. (I recommend using the Baker’s
    Joy Spray if available)
  3. Add softened butter and sugar to a large mixing bowl. Mix until
    light and fluffy.
  4. Add eggs, 1 at a time, and beat well after each addition.
  5. Beat in vanilla.
  6. In a separate large bowl, combine flour and baking soda.
  7. Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture, alternating with the
    buttermilk. Beat well.
  8. Pour batter into your prepared pan and bake at 325 until a toothpick
    comes out clean, approximately one hour and 10 minutes.
  9. Cool in pan for 15 minutes, then remove from pan and cool on a wire
    rack completely.
  10. Dust with powdered sugar if desired.

Recommended Products:

Rose Shaped Bundt Pan

Powdered Sugar Shaker

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  1. I love pound cake! I mean really love pound cake. This recipe sounds so good and your rose shaped pan makes it look so pretty. This would not last long at my house!

  2. I have one of these beautiful pans and have only used it once. I totally forgot about it until now! Thanks for the inspo. So pulling this out for Valentine's Day! 🙂

  3. I really love Bundt cake for any occasion and holiday. They always look so pretty and taste delicious! pinned!

  4. I love making Bundt cakes, but have never used one of these pretty pans; now you've got me thinking I need to up my game! Great Amazon page with all the options!

  5. Oh, Angie! Your buttermilk cake looks absolutely stunning. And sounds terrific. I can hardly wait to make your recipe this coming weekend. Pinned for reference.

  6. I always love a good bundt cake and this one looks and sounds amazing! That pan makes it beautiful as well! Thanks for sharing!

  7. This turned out so pretty! I love the powdered sugar on top! I am inspired to make buttermilk now. I had never even thought to try it myself! ~ Kristin | White Arrows Home

  8. Angie, This cake looks absolutely beautiful! I can’t believe that was made with a mold. It really looks like something that would take hours to make. Thank you for the inspiration and sharing this wonderful recipe.

  9. Angie, I can't believe you found the cake pan at a yard sale! It makes such a beautiful cake and I would almost not want to cut it!!! Gorgeous and happy Valentine's Day!

  10. Your cake looks so beautiful and sounds delicious! I only have plain bundt cake pans but I am definitely going to be looking for a pretty one like this.

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